Despite other sporting occasions taking precedence this weekend, an enthusiastic group of Peel Road Runners have been testing their running prowess over the distance of six miles as part of the Burton and District Summer League. Due to Covid restrictions, the midweek Worthington 6 miles race organised by Ivanhoe Runners (Ashby de la Zouch) has had to go virtual this year, but would normally be an ‘out and back’ run on the Cloud Trail (a disused railway line, but now a traffic-free cycle route) at Worthington.
First Peeler to cross the virtual line was Wayne King, who clocked a very speedy time of 36:01, closely followed by club rival Martin Hollamby in 36:53. Running well in warm and humid conditions, Richard Satchwell finished the distance in 43:44 a week after his half marathon personal best. Mike Shelton finished in 46:13, whilst Zoe Schnepp was first woman home in an impressive time of 46:24. Lisa Stretton ran strongly to finish in 47:43 followed by Jenna Colin in 48:13, Chris Bennett in 48:59, Mark Boffey in 49:52, Donna Lancaster in 51:02, George Hope in 51:03 and Simon Gordon in 51:18. Carl Hole-Maloney ran a personal best time over the distance of 51:35, taking 6 minutes of his previous best time. Stuart Hatton finished in 51:42, followed by Marcus Fairburn in 51:45, Joanne Harvey in 52:03, Rachel Browne in 52:10, Carolyne Browne in 52:28, Sophie Galloway in 54:23, Emma Livingstone in 55:24, Sandra Ingram in 57:3, Helen Manton in 60:11,Tanya Murphy in 61:05, Sarah Barber in 61:0, Claire Guffick in 61:51, Emma Petricca in 62:39, Emma Whorwood in 64:08, Alison Upton in 64:40, Owen Slater in 67:00 and Joy Sykes in 70:35.
Peel Road Runners meet in the Skate Park car park in the Castle Grounds every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Contact us for more information.